Friday, March 09, 2012

Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor Giveaway

This month we've teamed up with Hydra Aquatics for a BioPellet Reactor Giveaway!

There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Just sign-up for our email newsletter before April 1, 2012 to be eligible. We respect your privacy and would never share your information with anybody—period. You must be a legal U.S. resident 18 years of age or older to be eligible.

The 1st prize in the Giveaway is a Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor 2 (FR-45), valued at $129.99. The 2nd prize in the Giveaway is a small version, the original Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor (FR-30), valued at $99.99.

Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactors are used to boost biological activity in an aquarium through the use of BioPellet media. The reactor works by pushing a stream of water through an accelerator which agitates the media and puts it in motion within the reactor. This process is called fluidization. The efficiency of the media is increased as it churns inside the reactor. The filtered water is then returned to your aquarium.

One of the greatest advantages the Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor has over its competitors lies in its innovative design. Hydra Aquatics has solved the two most common problems that plague standard media reactors by incorporating an inverted conical bottom and a top-fed flow accelerator.

Most media reactors use a bottom-fed flow diffusion method through a plate. This smooth, constant flow is typically referred to as up-flow or reverse flow. Unfortunately, using this type of flow inside a media reactor usually causes lighter filter media to clump at the top and denser media to settle at the bottom. Using Hydra Aquatics inverted conical bottom and top-fed flow accelerator design, it is impossible for the media to clump together or settle completely at the bottom. Check out the video below to see the reactor in action: